Jackie joined the United States Navy in 2000 and completed her Navy Nuclear Power training in 2002 as an Electrician’s Mate. She was stationed onboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN74) until being honorably discharged in 2009.
Jackie is currently employing her shipboard load dispatcher and training experience as a Simulator Training Specialist with IncSys and plays a key role in further developing the IncSys Academy curricula. Jackie has developed and presented simulator based NERC CEH approved courses for Alaskan Railbelt Utilities, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Wisconsin System Operators, and various APDA meetings in the Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, and WUMS. She has also developed and presented Train the Trainer and PowerSimulator Modeling courses for CAISO, AEP, PG&E, SCE, Vectren, Hetch Hetchy, FRCC, and SERC. The students’ reviews following Jackie’s courses have been consistently excellent.
As part of a project with the US Energy Association for integrating renewable resources and maintaining grid stability, Jackie helped deliver two one-‐week simulator-‐based courses in Nairobi, Kenya to dispatchers and engineers from Kenya Power and Light, Kenya Transmission Company (KETRACO), and Kenya Generation (KenGen). The courses were designed to prepare the operators for the integration of a 300MW wind farm in the Lake Turkana region.
Jackie maintains the admin requirements for all IncSys’ NERC approved courses. She spent two years as the lead designer of the hypothetical Cascadia power system which is instrumental for classroom and online courses in the IncSys Academy.
In her free time, Jackie enjoys all things outdoors, especially swimming, hiking, and backpacking with her two dogs, River and Bear.